Trimming and Topping of Common Area Trees

The trimming and/or topping of common area trees by owners and residents is strictly prohibited for these reasons:

  • Common area trees are community property. Action by a single owner or resident affecting common area property is deemed unlawful trespass and may be made the subject of legal action by the HOA.
  • The unauthorized trimming of common area trees may be treated as vandalism and may be made the subject of legal action by the HOA.
  • Along with the above, an owner or resident hiring a third party to trim a tree could result in significant liability to the owner in the event of personal injury or damage to property.
  • Under our current CC&Rs and By-Laws, our management company, working through our landscape contractor, is responsible for the maintenance, removal, and replacement of common area vegetation. Any and all tree matters must be brought to the attention of TSG Independent Property Management Company (949‑481‑0555 or general@tsgindependent.com).
  • Specific language regarding the maintenance of trees will be incorporated in our CC&Rs and By-Laws which are currently under revision.

Lease and Rental Information

For the legitimate extension of services, benefits, and community security, the Association is requesting that Aegean Heights homeowners implementing new property lease agreements provide a copy to our management company:

TSG Independent Property Management, Inc.
Attn: Mr. George Gustave
27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1802
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Although the Association has the right to request this information, it has not been our practice, since our original CC&Rs did not address this subject. However, as our CC&Rs are under revision, we anticipate adding this owner stipulation whenever a property is rented or leased or whenever a new tenant occupies a property. For owners with existing tenants, please consider notifying TSG at 949-481-0555 with your lessee’s name(s) and contact information.

Public Street Maintenance 2022

The City of Mission Viejo recently confirmed that our public streets (Appian Way, Olympus Drive, Daphne East, and Daphne West) are scheduled for asphalt top-coating in October-November 2022. Work is scheduled to commence the second week in October and continue through the second week of November.

The City will be mailing a general notice to residents with public street addresses only. A second notice will go out during the first week of October. A street-by-street schedule will be provided as soon as it’s available. Residents are urged to pay close attention to these notices. To prevent towing, all vehicles must be removed from these streets for 24 hours on the dates(s) work is scheduled. An internal notification action will be taken specifically for residents parking on Olympus who may not receive City notices.

For more details, please see the 2022 Mission Viejo Residential Resurfacing Program general notice.

Interest-Free Home Improvement Loans

For homeowners with qualifying income, the City of Mission Viejo has 0% interest home improvement loans available. These loans are available for roofing, termite treatment and repair, exterior and interior painting, plumbing, windows, flooring, and other repairs. The maximum loan amount is $25,000. Please see the Housing Rehabilitation Program flyer for more details and direct questions to Theresa Dobbs at tdobbs@cityofmissionviejo.org or 949‑470‑3026.

Council Elections move to District Representation

City of Mission Viejo Districting Plan A map

City Ordinance 22-343 signed by Mayor Wendy Buckman on 8 March 2022 amended the City Municipal Code for the election of council members from at-large to district representation. The City Council adopted the new ordinance in compliance with the State of California Government Code Section 34871, in furtherance of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001. Five new districts below were established by the Ordinance. Candidates for City Council must be qualified by law, must reside in the geographical area making up the district from which he or she is nominated, and must be a registered voter of the City of Mission Viejo. District voting will commence with the general municipal elections in November 2022. Existing council members will serve out their terms as district representation is adopted.

More information is available at the City of Mission Viejo’s District Voting News.

Restatement of our Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and By-Laws

Nearly fifty years old, your Board has approved the updating of our CC&R and By-Laws. The update will reflect current State laws, redefine provisions unique to our Association, and incorporate provisions recommended by our Law Firm, Epsten, APC of San Diego, CA.

The process will take time due to the Board review of all revisions and the eventual approval by the members via secret ballot. Progress on this major undertaking will be reported in future announcements.

Townhome Wrought Iron Railings and Back Patio Gates

Beginning in early May, work will begin on the treatment and painting of second-floor wrought iron railings on homes with this feature in Tract 7799 (homes on Veronica, Triton, Malia, and Verena). Also beginning in May, all the wrought iron rear patio gates on townhomes will be treated for corrosion, repaired, painted, and in some cases, refabricated. Notices will be posted as work progresses in order for workers to have access to locked gates.

Private Street Maintenance 2022

Your Board recently approved a contract with Preferred Paving, Inc. for both the repair of failing asphalt (cracking, depressions, separations, etc.) and for seal coating all our private streets (Athena, Apollo, Venus, Cronas, Vesta, Perseus, Leto, Andrea, Jove, Zena, Minerva, Veronica, Triton, Malia, and Verena. Failing concrete flow lines will also be removed and repoured as needed in advance of extensive asphalt repairs. Work is now scheduled to begin on 31 March 2022. Notices will be posted and access on private streets may be briefly restricted.

Update 4 April 2022

Work has begun as of 30 March. Each affected resident will receive a notice containing the schedule and a map of the asphalt repair work scheduled for 6-7 April. Access to private streets may be temporarily limited during repairs. The notice includes the following:

  • Vehicles not moved out of a work area by 07:00 a.m. on the day work is scheduled in your phase will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • If you need your car for the day, please remove it from your garage to an area not scheduled for work that day.
  • No vehicles will not be allowed street access in work areas for 24 hours or until Preferred Paving Co. removes road barricades, cones, or caution tape.
  • For your safety, please keep pets and children away from job site equipment and materials.
  • Please inform your service providers of the asphalt work and slurry seal coating dates, as no access will be available (maid service, repair companies, newspaper delivery, etc.).  

Updated information available in Private Street Maintenance 2022: April 24 Update.